If you have even a moderate size antenna on the LM-470, bringing it back
to vertical with the 1550 comes close to an isometric exercise. I would
always alert the rescue squad whenever I was planning on raising the
tower back up with the 1550. ;-)
Dino Darling wrote:
> You'll be looking long and hard to find a better winch. I have used
> these winches on towers and in the traffic control industry (by the
> thousands) for over 20 years. A winch failure is not impossible, but
> it is usually due to poor maintenance in harsh environments.
> The engineers picked the 1550 for a reason. The 2550 has more
> capacity at a reduced (1/3) speed. BTW, how long did the 1550 last?
> If you are comfortable with picking a winch that may have not been
> used for your application, then that is your prerogative. I'd
> suggest going with the original 1550 and maybe upgrade to the 2550 if
> you don't mind spending the extra $$$. Also, there is a KX version
> of the 1550 which "offer plated gear covers for improved gear train
> protection, and a dual ratchet system for added load control security."
> Here is a post from 2003...
> Search for winches...
> Good luck!
> At 09:26 AM 3/17/2007, KT2Q wrote:
>> I was hoping the 2550 had a heavy duty mechanism compared to the
>> 1550. I guess I'll have to look elsewhere for a better winch.
>> Tony KT2Q
> Dino - K6RIX
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